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Emily Eden (1797-1869), Novelist and traveller; sister of the Earl of Auckland

Sitter in 2 portraits
A novelist and traveller, Emily Eden accompanied her brother, George, 2nd Baron Auckland to India in 1836 where she acted for him as hostess while he was governor-general. She published Portraits of the People and Princes of India'(1844), Up the Country (1866) and two society novels, The Semi-detached House (1859) and The Semi-attached Couple (1860).

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Emily Eden

by Simon Jacques Rochard
watercolour and pencil, August 1835
NPG 6455


Emily Eden

by John & Charles Watkins, after George Richmond
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax46419